Fonds UBCA-ARC-1175 - Players' Club fonds

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Players' Club fonds

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33 cm of textual records.
8 photographs.

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The Players' Club was founded at the University of British Columbia in 1915 by Frederic Wood, who served as honourary president and director of all plays staged from 1916 to 1931. The objective of the organization was to provide training in the theatre arts for UBC students. Each spring and fall, the club performed one-act plays throughout the province. Such tours contributed significantly to the cultural life of B.C.. In addition, they helped integrate the activities of the university with the outlying areas of the province. The Players' Club disbanded in 1966 following the institution of the Department of Theatre at UBC. However, it was revived in the 1990s.

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The fonds consists of minute books, membership lists (1916-1937), photographs, plays, financial records, programs and play announcements (1916-1961), scrapbooks (1916-1944), and ephemera.

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File 2-4 found among other unrelated material and added July 2012.
Programmes in File 2-5 acquired in 2019.


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A selection of photographs have been digitized and are available on UBC Library's Open Collections UBC 109.1

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Please see finding aid for the file list.

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Oversize display boards of photographs of performances by the Players Club, 1937, 1939, 1945 & 1946 are located in the vault in cabinet 2. Please ask archives staff for details.


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